running like crap - co2? - BMW Forum -
BMW Forum BMW Forum

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E46, E90)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

3-Series (E46, E90) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d. is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-04-2005, 08:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
Neutral Member
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 76
taylor is an unknown quantity at this point
running like crap - co2?

My check engine light came on, and then went off about a day later, but my car is running like crap - idling a bit high at lights, and warming up load, sluggish and with uneven distribution of exhaust. My owner's manual says that the check engine light means exhaust problems, and have investigated it a bit on here, but not sure what to do, as I dont know what an 02 sensor is or what it does. Cany anyone help? Thanks
taylor is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 12-04-2005, 01:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
storme's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 281
storme is an unknown quantity at this point
the ONLY thing to do is goto a specialist and hook it upto the diagnostic machine....should take 15 minutes max
visit me at <a href='' target='_blank'></a>

visit me at
storme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2005, 09:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 236
Hootie is on a distinguished road
that's not entirely true. you could also buy your own fault-code reader from a local auto store or an online shop. it's a small device, slight bit larger than a D battery, plugs into your diagnostic port under the hood of your car. it will tell you what errors are stored in the computer. bring those errors back here and you'll get more help.

for fault-code readers.

(FYI, diagnostic fee at a mechanic will run you maybe $75... $100 at the dealership. this reader costs $150.)
Hootie is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

  BMW Forum - > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E46, E90)

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1989 325i 2dr Intermediate Running Problems CodyB 3-Series (E21, E30) 6 12-09-2005 06:58 AM
Running Rca's To Amp phathaway Audio and Electronics 4 03-17-2005 01:00 PM
88 528e Running Problem lazerboy 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 0 03-04-2005 11:45 PM
'86 325es Running Like Crap ldsbeaker 3-Series (E21, E30) 2 12-28-2004 12:06 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:28 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.